Not the Same Old Atlanta Falcons

Posted: 27th December 2009 by patrick bohn in NFL
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As the Atlanta Falcons put the finishing touches on a 31-3 obliteration of the hapless Buffalo Bills today, the broadcasters discussed the Falcons season. One, while saying the Falcons are a top-flight NFL team when healthy, nevertheless called their season a tremendous disappointment. And while on the surface, a team going from 11-5 and a playoff berth to a possible 9-7, despite a markedly weaker division, could be seen as a disappointment, I disagree. I think this could be one of the defining seasons in the franchise's history. A lot has been made of the Falcons never having had back-to-back winning seasons. Although that is an embarrassing factoid to live with, this season will be a success even if Atlanta loses next week to finish 8-8. The injuries are well documented and not worth rep ...

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